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Monday, November 30, 2009

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  • Presidential historian compares presidents in wartime
    On the eve of President Obama's Afghanistan speech, historian Douglas Brinkley discusses presidential leadership and controversy in our nation's past.11:00 a.m.
    Douglas Brinkley: Professor of history at Rice University and Fellow at the James Baker, III Institute for Public Policy. Author of "The Reagan Diaries," "Gerald R. Ford,""The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America," and "The Great Deluge."
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  • Are Obama's Economic Policies Working?
    As the economy slowly begins to recover from the financial meltdown, an "Intelligence Squared" debate features three panelists for and three panelists against the proposition: Obama's economic policies are working effectively.12:00 p.m.
    Lawrence Mishel: President of the Economic Policy Institute. Mishel is principal author of "The State of Working America," which provides an overview of the U.S. labor market and living standards.
    Steve Rattner: Served as secretary of the Treasury until July and led the Obama administration's efforts to restructure the auto industry. Rattner is a fellow of Brown University and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Mark Zandi: Chief Economist and co-founder of Moody's Zandi was an economic adviser to Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, has provided advice to the Obama administration and regularly testifies in Congress.
    James K. Galbraith: Professor of government and Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin. Galbraith is the author of seven books, including "The Predator State." He writes a column for Mother Jones and contributes to The American Prospect, The Nation and The Texas Observer.
    Allan H. Meltzer: Professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University. Meltzer has been a member of President Obama's Economic Policy Advisory Board and an acting member of the president's Council of Economic Advisers.
    Eliot Spitzer: Former governor of New York. Spitzer served eight years as the state's attorney general and was named "Crusader of the Year" by Time magazine for his settlement with 10 of the nation's largest securities firms over charges of misleading investors. Spitzer currently writes a biweekly column on finance and the economy for Slate.
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